No country for old white men: Kamala Harris heralds changing of the guard

The Democratic debates standouts have been Booker, Buttigieg, Castro, Harris and Warren none a straight male Caucasian while Joe Biden looked like this years Jeb Bush It was as if other ageing white men in power Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) There was a little girl in California who was bussed to school. That little girl was me. pic.twitter.com/XKm2xP1MDH allegations from several womenthey were left feeling uncomfortable by their physical interactions with him. If successful, Biden would become the oldest person to be elected president in US history. Bill de Blasio, New York mayor Now in his second term as mayor of New York City, De Blasio is a hometown foe of Donald Trump’s running on the message that there’s plenty of …

US elections 2020: a simple guide to the race for the White House

From the debates, to the conventions, to the electoral college, heres everything you need to know On 3 November 2020, Americans will head to the polls and render their verdict on the Donald Trump presidency. Heres your quick guide to whats in store. Whats the 2020 election all about? In a word, Trump. Control of the US Congress, state legislatures and governorships are also in play. But the big question is whether the incumbent president can win re-election. All eyes are on the Democrats and the candidate they will nominate to take on Trump. In 2016, Trump pulled off a mammoth political upset against Hillary Clinton, taking swing states such as Florida and North Carolina while overcoming the Democrats supposed …

The Hill to Die On review: Trump, Ryan and a Republican dumpster fire

Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer deliver a deeply sourced tale of ineptitude, cowardice and other common political traits Donald Trump is now going all in for Obamacare repeal. His latest Stephen Moore, a tax-dodging deadbeat dad, and Herman Cain, Kushner is quoted telling the late Senator John McCain, without a hint of irony, that were going to change the way the entire government works. McCain can only reply: Good luck, son. Kushner and Mnuchin come across as Zelig-like creatures, always on camera but with little to show. As it waits for Godot and the Messiah, the world anticipates Jareds much-heralded Middle East peace plan. Paul Ryan, the former speaker and 2012 vice-presidential candidate, emerges as a cautionary tale who inadvertently …

Beto O’Rourke raises $6.1m in first 24 hours, smashing Bernie Sanders’ record

Stunning sum is more than every other Democratic challenger who has disclosed their first-day totals Democratic hopeful Beto ORourke raised an unprecedented $6.1m during the first 24 hours of his official run for the White House, his campaign announced on Monday. The stunning sum is more than rival Bernie Sanders and every other 2020 Democratic rival who has disclosed their first-day fundraising totals. ORourke brought in $6,136,763 in online donations from all 50 states and territories, his campaign said. It did not disclose the number of donors who contributed or the average size of the contributions. In just 24 hours, Americans across this country came together to prove that it is possible to run a true grassroots campaign for president …

Beto O’Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

Texas Democrat, who has drawn comparisons to Obama, tells supporters his campaign seeks to unite a very divided country Beto ORourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race, has announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for president. Ending months of speculation over his plans, garnered unprecedented grassroots support and a historic fundraising haul. fell short, ORourke outperformed expectations for any Democrat in the deeply conservative state of Texas, falling less than three percentage points behind Cruz, the Republican incumbent. Despite his defeat, ORourke garnered unprecedented grassroots support and a historic fundraising haul. Bernie Sanders, Vermont senator Sanders turned a long-shot, anti-establishment bid for the presidency into a political revolution that energized …